It has been about three years since we have heard new music from Mavis Staples but that will come to an end next week. Lucky for you, it can end right now. Staples’ new record One True Vine will be released June 25 but you can stream the Chicagoan’s full album before it comes out.
Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy produced Staples 2010 album You Are Not Alone and has not only produced its follow-up One True Vine but he has played nearly every instrument on it as well. The effort these two are putting out is definitely working. With gospel choruses in the background, most of the songs on One True Vine are slow but equally powerful. You’ll find it easy to sit back and surrender to her soothing yet dominant voice.